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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Course on women’s studies

Centre for Women's Development Studies (CWDS) announces a certificate course on Women's Studies: An Introduction from June 30 – July 12, 2008 in New Delhi, India.

New Delhi based CWDS is an autonomous research institute supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). The mission is to extend the understanding of women’s studies beyond the academy.

This wider conception of women’s studies has found concrete form in the Centre’s involvements in the field of action-research, whereby grassroots women’s organisations and institutions have been partners in the production of knowledge about women’s lives and struggles.

In so doing, the Centre has demonstrated its commitment to change and transformation through intervening in and initiating developmental processes and activities, especially among rural women.

Course themes
• Perspectives in Women’s Studies
• Women’s Movement
• Historical Process and Construction of Gender
• Caste Class and Gender
• Patriarchy
• Citizenship Equality Rights
• Women and Panchayats
• Family Kinship and Diversity
• Law and Social Change
• Women’s movement and law
• Women Work and Economy
• Understanding Development
• Women’s Education
• Identity Formation
• Fundamentalism
• Understanding Social Dimensions of Health and Disability
• Representing Women
• Information sources for Women’s Studies
• Action Research

The Course will comprise of lectures/ audio-visual/ power point presentations/ interactive sessions/ discussions. Participants will be required to write and present short papers/ assignment either on individual or group basis.

25, Bhai Vir Singh Marg New Delhi - 110 001.
Graduate/ Post Graduate/ Research Fellow
Course fee
Rs.500/- (upon selection)
Last date for application: June 15, 2008
Click here to register online
For detailed information, please contact at: Email:; Ph. 91-11-23345530, 23365541 Fax: 91-11-23346044


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